[Taxacom] Please Read This...Michael Heads

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Thu Feb 16 10:44:32 CST 2012


I will be contacting Mike directly later today to let him know if he does
not already.

John Grehan

-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Nadia Talent
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:25 AM
To: TAXACOM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Please Read This...Michael Heads

Yes indeed. Experience with a friend's account that was hit the same way
suggests that Michael Heads's address book in his yahoo email account has
probably been destroyed, so that he can't send out a warning message to
all contacts. The loss of such a list can be a huge problem! Back up
often!

This sort of thing may have nothing to do with using a Mac or Windows, but
simply come from someone guessing a yahoo or hotmail email password
(probably using software that repeatedly guesses passwords). Gmail has a
second level of security that involves a special password sent to a cell
phone, and that is recommended by some people.

Nadia

On 2012-02-16, at 6:31 , Sylvain Razafimandimbison wrote:

> Hi Jan,
> I only use Mac but still get this kind of email.
> Best,
> Sylvain
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Sylvain Razafimandimbison, Ph.D,
> Bergius Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 10504,
> Stockholm, Sweden
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Mailing address: Bergius Foundation, Department of Botany, Stockholm
> University, SE-10691, Stockholm, Sweden
>
> On 16 feb 2012, at 11.24, Jan Bosselaers wrote:
>
>> It is a kind of Trojan Horse that infects people's mailbox and then
>> sends this message to all their contacts. It is around for some
>> years. Work on a Mac and this will never happen to you!
>>
>> Jan Bosselaers
>>
>>> Yeah, really!
>>>
>>> This is one of the new tricks to steal money. I am sure that the
>>> real Michael would have better ways to deal with the situation if
>>> this was actually his situation.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 16 Feb 2012, at 09:58, Michael Heads wrote:
>>>
>>>    Hope you and your family are in good health.Could you please
>>> help me if
>>> you can? I had a visit to (Spain) for a program, but unfortunately
>>> i was
>>> mugged at the park of the hotel where i lodged , all cash, credit
>>> card
>>> and cell were stolen off me.Thank God i still have my passport with
>>> me... I am so confused right now and I've been to the embassy and the
>>> Police here but they're not helping issues at all Please can you
>>> lend me
>>> (1,650 Euro) so i can clear my bills and return home.As soon as I get
>>> home I would refund it immediately.Tell me if you can help.I'm
>>> freaked
>>> out at the moment.
>>> Hope to hear from you soon
>>>
>>> Best Regards
>>> Michael Heads
>>>
>>> Wellington, New Zealand.
>>>
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